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Sulphur Springs Man Accused Of Choking Woman

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A 38-year-old Sulphur Springs man was jailed on a felony assault charge for allegedly choking a woman, according to arrest reports.

Kenneth Katzenmaier

Sulphur Springs Police officers were dispatched to a disturbance at his Putman Street residence at 12:35 p.m. Jan. 12, 2022. Upon arrival, police reported hearing a man yelling and a female crying.

Police officers said they told the man, identified in arrest reports as Kenneth Katzenmaier, had choked the crying woman to the point she could neither breath nor scream. In addition to having marks on her neck and upper chest area, which supported the claim that the woman had been choked, she also had other injuries on her back, police alleged in arrest reports.

Consequently, SSPD Officer Derrick Williams took Katzenmaier into custody at 1:11 p.m. Jan. 12, 2022, and transported the 38-year-old Sulphur Springs man to jail. He was booked on an assault of a family or household member that impeded breathing charge. Katzenmaier remained in Hopkins County jail Thursday morning, Jan. 13, 2022, on the third-degree felony charge, for allegedly choking a woman, according to jail reports.

Wednesday marked the second time in 6 months that Katzenmaier has been booked into Hopkins County jail. He was also jailed on July 12, 2021, and remained in custody in Hopkins County until Aug. 12, 2021 on a violation of parole warrant, according to jail records.

KSSTRadio.com publishes Sulphur Springs Police Department reports and news. The Police Department is located at 125 Davis St., Sulphur Springs, Texas. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 885-7602.

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The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.

Author: Faith Huffman

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